A deadly crash blocked the one highway out of a Maine island city for hours this weekend

A deadly bike crash Sunday highlighted a hazard that’s been dealing with drivers in Stonington and Deer Isle this summer time.

Native officers within the two cities have expressed concern for years in regards to the vulnerability of the low-lying causeway that connects Little Deer Isle to the principle island and the suspension bridge that arcs over Eggemoggin Attain, connecting Little Deer Isle to the mainland.

Local weather change might render the causeway unusable from storm harm or sea degree rise, whereas a catastrophic failure on the bridge — both pure or human-caused — might have penalties that final months and even years.